Nicky Egan Documents Growth and Self-Acceptance on New Single “Back to You”
The touring member of Chicano Batman strikes out on her own with a new 7-inch arriving March 19.
While Nicky Egan’s solo career hit a hiatus four years ago, that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing—while she was struggling with her own recordings, Egan came aboard Chicano Batman’s live ensemble as a keyboardist/backing vocalist for a spring tour that turned into a four-year job. All the while, though, she’d been working with Dap-Kings guitarist Joe Crispiano on resurrecting her solo songwriting project.
The first new recording from this endeavor arrives today with “Back to You,” a vibrant homage to ’70s soul and the A-side to a forthcoming 7-inch. “[‘Back to You’] I wrote having just moved cross-country, feeling not totally grounded,” she shares. “It’s really a love song to myself and a reminder that in taking chances and stepping into territory that feels unfamiliar at first, you’re usually on your way to unlocking a new brighter part of your journey. A big piece of that journey for me was making this album with my buddy Joe Crispiano. The B-side of this 45, ‘Run Run,’ was one of the first songs we made together, and a real sweet spot in discovering our writing process.”
The 7-inch is slated for a March 19 release via Transistor Sound Records with a full-length to follow some time this summer. In the meantime, hear “Back to You” below.